The rumors have been going around for a month or so, but not it's official. Google is buying Meebo. Meebo just posted the following message to its blog:
We are happy to announce that Meebo has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Google!
For more than seven years we’ve been helping publishers find deeper relationships with their users and to make their sites more social and engaging. Together with Google, we’re super jazzed to roll up our sleeves and get cracking on even bigger and better ways to help users and website owners alike.
We’ve had a blast building Meebo so far and we’re really excited to start the next leg of our journey.
Thank you all for coming along for the ride!
Meebo is known for the Meebo messenger and the Meebo bar. The company considers the latter its flagship product, saying that it "provides publishers and advertisers a surprisingly simple way to leverage this massive audience by organically weaving content engagement and brand experiences into the consumer’s web experience."
Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, though the rumors pegged the potential deal around $100 million.